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Ohio Dominican University

Columbus, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate8%

Ohio Dominican University Admissions

Ohio Dominican University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 8% of applicants get into Ohio Dominican University each year. Out of 2,185 applications received in 2023, 180 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Ohio Dominican University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Ohio Dominican University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Ohio Dominican University's admissions stats.

Ohio Dominican University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 19%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 84%
Waitlist No

Ohio Dominican University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Ohio Dominican University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Ohio Dominican University?

Ohio Dominican University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Ohio Dominican University Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Ohio Dominican University?

It is moderately difficult to get into Ohio Dominican University. Ohio Dominican University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Ohio Dominican University accepted 8% of all applicants, around 180 from the 2,185 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Ohio Dominican University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Ohio Dominican University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Dominican University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Ohio Dominican University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Ohio Dominican University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Ohio Dominican University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Ohio Dominican University for more information on admission factors.

Ohio Dominican University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Ohio Dominican University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Ohio Dominican University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.3

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Ohio Dominican University?

Students admitted to Ohio Dominican University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 64.4% submitted a class rank. At Ohio Dominican University 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39.7% were in the top 25% and 78.4% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Ohio Dominican University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 1%
3.75 and 3.99 25%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 10%
2.50 and 2.9 19%
2.00 and 2.49 11%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Ohio Dominican University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Ohio Dominican University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not. 84% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Ohio Dominican University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Ohio Dominican University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at Ohio Dominican University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ohio Dominican University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ohio Dominican University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Ohio Dominican University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Ohio Dominican University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Ohio Dominican University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Ohio Dominican University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Ohio Dominican University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ohio Dominican University.

Does Ohio Dominican University accept transfer credits?

✅ Ohio Dominican University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ohio Dominican University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Ohio Dominican University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Ohio Dominican University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Ohio Dominican University?

❌ No, Ohio Dominican University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Ohio Dominican University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Ohio Dominican University is 8%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ohio Dominican University?

❌ Ohio Dominican University does not offer early decision.

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Ohio Dominican University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Ohio Dominican University? Ohio Dominican University is a somewhat selective institution. The Ohio Dominican University acceptance rate is 8%. This means that the institution accepts 8 out of every 100 applicants.


Ohio Dominican University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ohio Dominican University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ohio Dominican University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Ohio Dominican University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

500 - 570


Reading SAT Range

500 - 570

Ohio Dominican University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Ohio Dominican University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.32. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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